The Best Cafés in London

17 cafés and coffeehouses ranked highest on Falstaff's 100-point scale in London. All information including address and phone number.
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Housed in one of Picadilly's most elegant European-style buildings, The Wolseley serves a delicious morning menu until 11.30am every day. From their homemade viennoiseries to classic eggs benedict and specialities like bubble and squeak, it's the perfect place to have breakfast in Mayfair.

160 Piccadilly, W1J 9EB London, Great Britain

One of the few Indian brunches in London, Dipna Anand fuses the flavours of home with popular British dishes; think masala scambled eggs and English breakfast with mini naans. For a little bit of everything, the signature meat or vegetarian thali is full of traditional classics, and the drinks list includes a selection of lesser-known Indian wines.

Somerset House Strand, WC2R 1LA London, Great Britain

Renowned Middle Eastern chef Yotam Ottolenghi, who also owns Rovi and Nopi in London, serves a small but well-crafted selection of breakfast dishes at his largest venue. The shakshuka with smoked labneh, turmeric eggs and za'atar Danish pastry is an excellent reflection of his Israeli heritage and makes an ideal weekend morning pit-stop.

21-22 Warwick Street, W1B 5NE London, Great Britain

Expect a Middle Eastern and Mediterranean brunch at the Coal Office, created by Israeli chef Assaf Granit and acclaimed designer Tom Dixon. Polished yet rich flavours are at the heart of the brunch menu, which includes both meze-style small plates and meaty mains, as well as an extensive selection of dips.

2 Bagley Walk, N1C 4PQ London, Great Britain

Salty, spicy and savoury Mexican dishes await you at Santa Remedio's tantalising Mexican brunch in London Bridge. Order a selection of tacos and tostadas or create your own, accompanied by free-flowing margheritas or/and sangria.

152 Tooley Street, SE1 2TU London, Great Britain

The best brunch in London with skyline views, it's hard to choose between the sweet and savoury signature dishes at 24-hour Duck & Waffle, such as lobster rolls, Colombian eggs and duck benedict, accompanied by one of the signature or classic cocktails.

110 Bishopgate, Heron Tower, EC2N 4AY London, Great Britain
Coffee Bar/Café

Using locally sourced ingredients, Dobar's brunch-only menu is filled with breakfast favourites such as signature pancakes and avocado smash. But a selection of salads, fry-ups and tantalisingly sweet desserts make this the place to be at any time of day.

324A Green Lanes, N4 1BX London, Great Britain

London's most decadent new restaurant, based on ancient mythology and decorated with marble statues and painted ceilings. Bacchanalia's Sunday brunch is a Mediterranean sensation, serving a small selection of Greek-centric classics paired with one of three signature cocktails.

1 Mount Street, W1K 3NA London, Great Britain

2-4 Boundary Street, E2 7DD London, Great Britain
Coffee Bar/Café

Wilton Place, SW1X 7RL London, Great Britain

The interior of Café Royal's Grill Room, lavishly decorated and glittering with hundreds of mirrors, is almost enough to distract you from your afternoon tea. A live pianist, a glass of bubbly and three levels of delicious treats make this the perfect place for a special occasion.

68 Regent Street, W1B 4DY London, Great Britain

Delicately prepared, superbly presented and exquisitely tasty is the only way to describe afternoon tea at Claridge's, a favourite with celebrities and a long list of royalty. Using Claridge's own tea blends and fresh British produce, the service, ambience and décor are second to none.

Brook Street, W1K 4HR London, Great Britain

You haven't had afternoon tea until you've experienced it at The Ritz's glamorous Palm Court. The only place in London to have a certified tea master, let the experts decide the drinks for you and concentrate on the delicious food, all to the tune of the resident pianist.

150 Piccadilly, W1J 9BR London, Great Britain

The Savoy's world famous afternoon tea is served in the Thames Foyer, with an overwhelming choice of 30 different teas, plus scones, sandwiches and pastries. You can't go wrong with Laurent Perrier, and they now offer a vegan menu.

The Strand, WC2R 0EY London, Great Britain

One of London's most refined and legendary afternoon tea venues, Fortnum's historic department store and Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon offers delicately sliced tea sandwiches, sweet pastries and scones paired with your choice of tea, in the most elegant surroundings and with outstanding service.

181 Piccadilly, W1A 1ER London, Great Britain

Delicately crafted sandwiches and intricate pastries worthy of any French patisserie are what you'll find at The Langham's Palm Court. Created by Michel Roux Jr and paired with Champagne or sparkling wine, they've been perfecting their impeccable service and flavours since 1865.

1C Portland Pl, W1B 1JA London, Great Britain

The interiors, history and food make afternoon tea at the historic Dorchester Hotel a sumptuous, indulgent affair. Overseen by the hotel's award-winning pastry chef and gorgeously presented, the experience is beyond reproach.

53 Park Lane, W1K 1QA London, Great Britain